Hemant Soren, the chief minister of Jharkhand, has been nominated for disqualification as an MLA by the Election Commission of India (ECI), according to sources in the Raj Bhavan. In response to a complaint from the opposition BJP that the chief minister must be qualified since he purportedly holds an office-of-profit by obtaining a stone chip mining lease in his name, the EC has written to the governor of Jharkhand, Ramesh Bais, asking for his opinion.

Legislators from the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) have been called and instructed to arrive in Ranchi by sunset. As of right present, there are no specifics regarding the opinion given to the Governor. Jharkhand Raj Bhavan received the sealed opinion this morning, according to sources.

Ramesh Bais, the governor of Jharkhand, who had been on a personal visit to Delhi since Monday, arrived back in Ranchi on Thursday.

According to sources, Hemant Soren violated the office of profit, according to ECI’s conclusions. According to sources, the Jharkhand CM broke section 9A of the 1951 People Representative Act.

At the August 18 hearing, ECI heard Hemant Soren and his brother Basant Soren. The Governor will make the final determination despite the ECI’s recommendation for disqualification.

Hemant Soren giving himself a mining lease is the case that the ECI is looking into. The BJP sought his disqualification as an MLA due to corruption allegations.

According to Article 192 of the Constitution, the Governor will make the final determination as to whether a member of a state’s House of the Legislature has become subject to any of the disqualifications.

Chief Minister Reaction

The Governor of Jharkhand received a report from ECI seemingly urging his disqualification as an MLA. The Chief Minister is not aware of this incident. Neither ECI nor the Governor have communicated with CMO in this regard a statement from the CMO of Jharkhand.

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